GTI, organisers of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, is delighted to announce Google as sponsor for the apprentice of the year award at this years’ event.
Google join an already impressive list of sponsors, including headline partner Clifford Chance and National Student Pride, who is this year’s special partner. The Apprentice of the Year Award will celebrate the accomplishments of one of the most successful apprentices.
Maya Tudor, EMEA Apprenticeships Program Manager at Google, said:
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Despite the job-hopper reputation of Millennials, latest research shows that graduates are significantly more incentivised to stay at a company as long as they are offered clear career prospects.
The data comes from a survey of 949 students and recent graduates in which they were asked a range of questions about their current and possible future careers.
When surveyed on what prospects graduates actually favour when looking for an employer, over half (51%) considered the most significant as the opportunity to progress to a higher role within the company. A further 20% considered the opportunity to learn about different roles/departments within the company with the potential to transfer, as the most vital reason to stay.
GTI, organisers of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, is delighted to announce Clifford Chance as the headline partner for the 2018 event, with National Student Pride.
Clifford Chance, one of the world’s largest law firms and member of London’s ‘Magic Circle’, has long been a champion of LGBT employees, evidenced by its fourth-place ranking in the annual Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2017 and its ‘Arcus Allies’ programme, which supports LGBT colleagues throughout the firm.
Clifford Chance is also a gold sponsor of the annual National Student Pride festival, and has eagerly decided to partner with National Student Pride as the headline sponsors of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018. They hope to raise awareness of the festival across all graduate career sectors.
A recent study conducted by leading student-focused research company trendence UK has revealed that school students are still far less likely to consider an apprenticeship over university. With the apprenticeship levy enacted in April, this raises the question of whether schools are doing enough to effectively advise their students about the increased range of opportunities available.
Canvassing 12,800 students across the UK, the survey gathered student experiences and thoughts about career planning, university and work.